Euskaltel enlists ZTE for fibre expansion

27 Feb 2019

Spanish regional operator Euskaltel Group has hired the local arm of Chinese vendor ZTE to assist with its regional expansion plans. ZTE has been awarded a supply and management contract for the company’s planned fibre networks and will also deploy new optical line terminals (OLT) and optical network terminals (ONT), with a view to improving end-user experience.

The cableco – which currently serves the Basque Autonomous Community (via Euskaltel), Galicia (via R Cable) and Asturias (via Telecable) – aims to reach more than one million new homes this year and sign up 90,000 new users. In Leon and Cantabria the company will launch using its R brand, in Navarra and La Rioja it will use the Euskaltel brand, and in Catalonia the company will operate as RACCtel+ (a collaboration with insurance company RACC).